Side table designed by the designer Thomas Stender for Sigma in the 80s. Especially the three curved wooden legs give the table an ethereal air and endow it with an almost aquatic naturalness.
It was during this era when designers became aware of their profession. While architects discussed the validity of a style, designers thought about the oil crisis, the cost of plastics, and society's interest in the environment. Design became independent from architecture and resumed its social function and established a close relationship with industry.
This fact was proven for the first time at the Memphis group exhibition organised in Milan in 1981. This was the first example of furniture and accessories design that did not have to rely on architecture. The impact that this exhibition had on the designers at an international level gave rise to the New Design.
This movement was not focused on the demands of mass production, nor to the satisfaction of human needs but, rather, to the expression of the spirit of the era. They designed individual and creative furniture, unique pieces that were manufactured in limited edition series, almost handmade, aimed at the high-spending sector. The line separating art and design disappeared, leading many of these objects to be exhibited in galleries as if they were works of art.
The motto 'form follows function' was replaced by 'form follows fun', at that moment anything was made possible.
Modulus Side Table, Thomas Stender for Sigma, 1980
Top diameter: 51 cm
Height: 62 cm
Era: from the 80s.
- Side table
- Wood- Cherry
- Designer/ Artist
- Thomas Stender
- Model/ Name
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 51×60×51 cm
- 1 kg